Are you unable to remove paint by shot blasting or the surface is too delicate to blast? You will need to remove the paint or anti-fouling by either sanding with a mechanical sander or you can apply a paint stripper.
More modern paint strippers work much slower than older traditional paint strippers. It is recommended that the paint stripper is kept moist by overcoating a plastic sheet over the stripped area. This will reduce the evaporation of the paint stripper and allow it longer to work.
Owatrol produce Marine Strip - a solvent free gel that will remove up to 8 coats of paint at one time. Owatrol DSP 800 is a powerful "Dichloromethane" free gel, and multi-purpose stripper. It is suitable for the removal of all coating types - Alkyd, Acrylic, PU, Epoxy, Cellulose, RSE (semi-thick coating), RPE (thick plastic coating) and more. It is also fast acting and is suitable for removing powder coatings and two pack paints.
Promain are proud to offer free technical advice on our full range of products. Please contact our technical department with any questions, and we will be happy to help.